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5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
850.249.5500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
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Northern Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped on a Sunday night. Enjoyed an appetizer (up to $10 free with a coupon from the ubiquitous magazines around PCB) of Ceviche. Somewhat different than expected in that the shrimp, mahi and scallops were large chunks rather than diced into smaller pieces. But it was quite good. It hinted of spicyness with the jalapeno--but don't let it scare... More 

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Nashville, Tn.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I hate to write a bad review, but the food was very average, at best, here. The service was good by Jennifer, the atmosphere was very nice, but the 2appetizers we ordered were not very good. The entrees were not any better. I had catfish that wasn't to bad, but the sides were pretty bad. I had roasted potatoes and... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Attended there last night and had a very good time at happy hour. They had Karaoke and it was excellent. We attended with 3 other couples and all of us had so much fun. The food was good, but I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food, so am probably not a good judge of food quality. However, the waitress... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We went here twice. Once for a drink on the deck and the second time for dinner and the entertainment. The deck overlooks the bay and we sat and watched the fishing boats come in while having a drink. We went back the next night for dinner which was extremely good. Our waitress (I don't have her name) was funny,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This place was perfect! We had a table by a window overlooking the water, our waitress Shay was very friendly and gave us excellent suggestions. She really went above and beyond to give us a great experience. There was also live music and a small dance floor for some slow dances. I HIGHLY recommend this place. Great location,food,atmosphere and servixe.

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

Perfect? That's exactly what we love to hear! I'm so glad that Shay was able to give some suggestions that you enjoyed. We hope you come back again next time you're in town! Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The restaurant is amazing! From the ambiance to the staff all the way around the the AMAZING food it was one of the best meals I have ever eaten. My waitress was helpful, attentive and I enjoyed every single bite. I love the 2 salsas that come out with tons of chips and the cheese dip was to die for.... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

Hearing you call our place a hidden gem is music to my ears! I'm so happy that you were able to appreciate the food and the atmosphere here. We hope you come back for more very soon! Until then, Jeff, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We accidentally found ourselves outside of Marina Cantina, it was late so we went in for dinner. It waas not very crowned perhaps 6 people total. most at the bar. We were sat a table near a gentleman that was setting up to sing. His volume was so loud we could no talk and it was difficult to speak to... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

I can't tell you how disappointed I am that you didn't enjoy your time with us. Our sides are usually a big hit with most of our customers, but it sounds like you caught us on an off night. As for the music, we're so sorry it was too loud for your liking! You should always feel free to tell... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited for the $5 happy hour appetizers and house margaritas. Happy hour is 3-6 pm. We also ordered beef and chicken fajitas. The fajitas were excellent, especially the chicken! The margaritas on the rocks were not the greatest, but "ok." Our waitress said the house margaritas are the restaurant's own mix. My wife also ordered a sangria, which she... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

It's so great to hear that you and your wife were fans of the fajitas! I agree, chips and salsa can be addicting, but so worth it. I'm disappointed that you weren't fond of the drinks you ordered -- maybe next time you can try something else that is more to your liking! Until then, Jeff, Owner More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We are locals and have eaten here on many occasions. The inside is always pretty empty each time we've been. Outside is nice during the summer with live music but we were there today as the only people in the restaurant and got no service in 15 minutes. Sounds like bad management. No one even asked why we were leaving... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

I can't tell you how sorry I am that you received such poor service while you were here! Especially since you are such loyal customers. It sounds like you caught us on an off day. I hope you decide to give us another chance to show you the experience you should've had. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Atmosphere was really nice. Food had its good and average points. The restroom badly needs remodeled. I might return for happy hour specials.

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're sorry that you weren't blown away with the food, but it's great to know you're a fan of our atmosphere! We'd love to see you back for the happy hour sometime soon. Hopefully then we'll have a chance to leave a better impression. Until then, Jeff, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Marina Cantina

Address: 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone Number: 850.249.5500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Bar

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